I began my vacation 12 days ago and have been spending as much time as possible in the Quabbin watershed-mostly capturing foliage images. Did some yard work too, but it was all about autumn shooting and we have had surprisingly good color. A lot of the leaves are blowing out of the trees on this blustery yet warm (82°) October day. It’s been a blast. I am not sure I am ready to return to work, but money is running out.
Branch Bridge Road in New Salem isn’t exactly within Quabbin, but is part of North Quabbin and therefore part of the watershed. I was particularly attracted to this leaning tree. When finding such an oddly configured tree one has to wonder what caused the growth in this way. There is obvious damage at the base…could it have lost a branch previously that caused a change in balance? This is a narrow dirt road and it is right on the edge. Maybe someone hit it with their car at some point.